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Dr. Cyril H. Wecht to speak at Penn State Fayette Oct. 21

10/11/2010 —

Dr. Cyril WechtDr. Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, a recent Distinguished Forensic Scientist award winner and former coroner and medical examiner of Allegheny County, will speak at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on Thursday, Oct. 21. This free presentation, open to the public, will begin at noon in the Williams Building in Swimmer Hall.

Dr. Wecht is a nationally renowned expert in forensic medicine, an attorney and a medical-legal consultant who speaks about various medical-legal and forensic scientific issues. As one of the country’s leading forensic pathologists, Dr. Wecht has frequently been asked to speak on national television about high-profile cases, such as the assignations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the death of Elvis Presley, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenét Ramsey case.

Currently, Dr. Wecht is a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health and holds positions as an adjunct professor at the Duquesne University School of Law, School of Pharmacy and School of Health Sciences. He has performed approximately 14,000 autopsies and has supervised, reviewed or has been consulted on approximately 30,000 additional postmortem examinations.

He has served as president of the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Legal Medicine and the American College of Legal Medicine Foundation. He is the author of more than 500 professional publications and is an editorial board member of more than 20 national and international medical-legal and forensic scientific publications.

For more information about Dr. Wecht’s visit, call the Penn State Fayette Student Activities Office at 724-430-4248, or visit the website at www.fayette.psu.edu/studentlife.

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